Anglo-Irishman Posted May 26, 2008 Share Posted May 26, 2008 And sometimes they do play sanding, if necessary. Assuming you man "standing", the only Russian bayan player I know any way well sits to play Bach and stands to play folk tunes. I behave analogously, but at a lower level, with my anglo - above a certain level of complexity in the music, I have to sit down and stabilise the concertina to get speed, accuracy AND expression. And you CAN move your body to reinforce the expression when sitting. Pianists do it all the time, and so do good orchestral violinists. I once heard a Beethoven symphony played by an orchestra whose entire violin section sat "sedately" leaned back in their chairs. It was the most lack-lustre Beethoven I ever heard! As to waving the concertina about while playing - no reason not to do that on your chair. On the front edge of your chair, that is. With your weight distributed beween the seat of your pants and the soles of your shoes. Cheers, John Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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